Down the Corridor of Years
- IBM 9672-R51 was installed as a shared academic and administrative system. The R51 was a new IBM CMOS technology mainframe rated at about 58 MIPS. This provided a 60% increase in administrative capacity.
- Academic Solbourne Unix system was upgraded to SUN E-500 (Ultra Enterprise 5000) with one Gigabyte of memeory. This was about a factor of four increase in processing capacity.
- The Academic Jove Unix system was upgraded to a Sun SPARCserver 100-E with four 85 Mhz processors and 512 megabytes of memory. This about doubled its processing capacity.
- UNT joins the Trans-Texas Videoconference Network.
- ACS provides an e-mail client program, named Simeon, for access to student e-mail services.
- UNT drafts an "Appropriate use Policy" for computing.
- UNT changes its Internet connection from the UT System-supported THENet to a service provided by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).
- The BITNET network is decommissioned.
- UNT creates the Distributed Computing Management Support Team (DCSMT) to coordinate the efforts of all central and distributed desktop computer support units on the UNT campus.